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  • Obama: Democrats more willing to make tough choices

    04/08/2016 5:45:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 8, 2016 8:13 PM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama is praising Democrats as more willing to make tough choices and criticizing Republicans as afraid to do anything, including vote on his Supreme Court nominee. Speaking at a California fundraiser, Obama lauded House Democrats for casting difficult votes because we understood we had a certain responsibility to get things done. And thats what we have not seen from the other side, Obama told about 100 people, including Hollywood stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Julia Roberts and Gwyneth Paltrow, seated at round dining tables in a tent at the Bel Air home of Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn.And thats...
  • Disney Shanghai Theme Park's Opening Day Tickets Sold Out

    04/07/2016 7:42:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    NASDAQ ^ | 04/07/2016
    Are you planning to visit The Walt Disney Company 's DIS new Shanghai Disney Resort which is scheduled for a grand opening on Jun 16? Then you are probably too late. Because, as per Bloomberg reports, the theme park's opening day tickets were sold out within just a few hours after they became available online. The $5.5 billion Shanghai Disney Resort will be the company's second largest theme park and its first in Mainland China. The Hong Kong Disneyland, inaugurated in 2005, was Disney's first foray into China. The Shanghai theme park was originally scheduled to open in Dec 2015,...
  • Disneyland worker found dead in haunted house

    04/04/2016 10:34:50 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 63 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | April 04, 2016 | SkyNews
    Police are investigating after a member of staff at Disneyland Paris was reportedly found dead in the theme park's haunted house. The 45-year-old technician is thought to have been electrocuted in the Phantom Manor on Saturday morning between 8am and 9am, just before the park opened to the public. The employee is believed to have been working on lighting at the attraction, which was immediately closed. The ride features zombies, a ghostly dog and a skeletal bride and promises to turn visitors' stomachs with a series of "ghastly goings-on".
  • Corporate Bullies Demand LGBT Public Potty Policy

    03/28/2016 8:54:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2016 | Ryan Bomberger
    Things have really gone down the toilet. Literally. Corporate America, the bastion of all things ethical, is now forcing its public potty policies on the rest of America. Why do state legislatures need to even waste time on deliberating over whether men use men’s bathrooms and women use women’s? Oh, because, in our gender-challenged culture, the needs of a deeply confused 0.1% of the population must upend a practice so common sense even a child understands it. In fact, it’s children who will end up being the ones most threatened. I love all people. I just don’t love all their...
  • Why Does the Walt Disney Co. Prefer Communists to Christians?

    03/25/2016 6:03:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/25/2016 | David French
    Lets begin with two news items. First, in June the Walt Disney Co. will open a new, $5.5 billion theme park in Shanghai, China. China is a great place to make money, but its also the land of systematic human-rights abuses, forced abortions, state churches, labor camps, and brutal crackdowns. Disney undeterred, and with its eyes firmly fixed on the financial prize actually permits the Chinese government to co-own the park. Meanwhile, back in the United States the land of political and religious freedom Disney is threatening to scale back its operations in the state of...
  • The dead water parks at the heart of Disney World Florida

    03/24/2016 10:41:33 AM PDT · by kingu · 66 replies
    bbc.co.uk Newsbeat ^ | March 20, 2016 | staff
    Just east of the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Florida, is a lake. In the middle of Bay Lake is an island that Disney won't let anyone set foot on. That's because Discovery Island is home to an abandoned park that they'd rather nobody saw. Just across the water is another deserted park, River Country. These images show nature reclaiming what Disney left behind. These are the only Disney parks to close permanently. Discovery Island was a nature reserve open between 1974 and 1999 and River Country, a water theme park, operated from 1976 to 2001.
  • Disney, Marvel to leave Georgia if HB757 signed into law

    03/23/2016 5:17:57 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 29 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 23 MARCH 2016 | WFAA.COM
    ATLANTA (WXIA) Thanks to very generous tax incentives, Georgia has become a major production headquarters for television and motion pictures, with some of the largest grossing films and most popular television series over the past several years calling the state home. One of the biggest production houses Walt Disney Company, and its Marvel Studios subsidiary have released a statement saying they will take their business elsewhere if any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law, a clear indication of opposition to House Bill 757, which was passed by both houses of the Legislature last week.
  • Disney CEO Bob Iger Defends ABC News Over Accusations of Liberal Bias

    03/03/2016 11:53:44 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 3-3-2016 | Paul Bond
    "I assure you, if we felt George was not presenting it fairly or were bias, he would not be on our air," Iger said of George Stephanopoulos. "It's something we take very, very seriously, and we monitor closely." Walt Disney CEO Bob Igerdefended ABC News and one of its anchors, former Democratic party advisor George Stephanopoulos, against charges of liberal bias when pressed to do so Thursday by a shareholder who works for a conservative advocacy group. "Are we perfect? No. But I believe the overall presentation of ABC News, the reputation of ABC News, is one that we are...
  • Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg Reunite for 5th Indiana Jones Film

    03/15/2016 1:49:33 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 118 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/15/16 | James Rainey
    Director Steven Spielberg and star Harrison Ford will make a fifth Indiana Jones film, to screen July 19, 2019, Disney announced Tuesday. The release from the studio describes a fifth epic adventure in the blockbuster series, adding: Steven Spielberg, who directed all four previous films, will helm the as-yet-untitled project with star Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role. Franchise veterans Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce. Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn called the Jones character one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, adding, Its rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role,...
  • Kelly: With a pair of bolt cutters and sense of indignation, custodian cuts down what flies...

    03/12/2016 12:11:54 AM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    omaha.com ^ | March 11, 2016 | Michael Kelly
    FULL TITLE: Kelly: With a pair of bolt cutters and sense of indignation, custodian cuts down what flies in church On the first morning of the 31st annual Cathedral Flower Festival, with its theme of A Night at the Movies, an agitated church custodian made a bold move. Mark Kenney, 59, who grew up in the parish, had worked at St. Cecilia Cathedral for three years. Around 8 a.m. on Jan. 29, he went to a work shed, picked up a pair of heavy-duty bolt cutters and ascended to a catwalk high above the mostly empty nave, or main sanctuary....
  • Donald Trump Invites ICE Officer Chris Crane, Fired Disney Workers, to Join Rally

    02/28/2016 1:37:55 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 28, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    The line-up for Donald Trumps Sunday rally in Alabama includes victims of the immigration and guest-worker policies favored by Sen. Marco Rubio. The speakers include two of Rubios constituents who were victims of the H-1B outsourcing program, as well as Chris Crane, president of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council. This rally comes on the heels of a bombshell New York Times report documenting how Rupert Murdoch and Fox News colluded with Rubio to minimize public opposition to the passage of Rubios amnesty and guest-worker expansion bill that was backed by President Barack Obama...
  • Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters to open March 7- CA Adventure park ( Worst Ride Ever?)

    02/28/2016 1:01:03 PM PST · by ghosthost · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | disney Corp
    Disneyland, California Adventure will be opening a new attraction soon, called, "Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters." I can honestly say that this looks like the very worst "ride" I have ever seen in my life. What is the point? They aren't bumper cars, in fact, I don't know what they are. Disney phoned this one in. Disney world has Star Wars land and Avatar Land coming out soon, and I bet they will be amazing- but California Adventure, it just seems like they've given up.
  • Disney Introduces Demand-Based Pricing at Theme Parks

    02/28/2016 8:48:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 27, 2016 | Brooks Barnes
    For the first time, tickets to Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California will cost more during holidays and some weekends up to 20 percent more than during slower periods, as the bursting-at-the-seams parks seek to spread out demand. The Walt Disney Company unveiled its long-expected move to demand-based pricing in a blog post on Saturday. The seasonal changes, which take effect on Sunday, affect the two theme park resorts differently and apply only to single-day tickets and not the multiday packages that the majority of vacationing families buy, particularly at Disney World.
  • Disney Resets Theme Park Ticket Prices For Slow, Busy Times

    02/27/2016 1:09:35 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Reuters via OANN ^ | February 27,2016
    <p>The busiest days create frustrations for visitors such as long lines and temporary gate closures when parks get too full. The company is expanding the parks with new attractions based on popular franchises such as Star Wars and Frozen.</p> <p>The shift to demand-based pricing is designed to help spread out crowds at Walt Disney World in Florida and at Disneyland Resort in California, Disney said in a blog post.</p>
  • Laid Off Disney Worker Breaks Down in Tears Before Senate Panel

    02/25/2016 2:08:43 PM PST · by Wilderness Conservative · 67 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/25/16 | Caroline May
    A Disney IT worker who was laid off and replaced by foreign workers along with hundreds of his colleagues broke down in tears before a Senate panel Thursday while telling his story. “During the holiday season of 2014, I was sent a meeting invitation by a prominent Disney executive. With an excellent review in hand along with company announcements of record profits my mind buzzed with thoughts of a promotion or a bonus,” Leo Perrero, the former Disney worker testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest. “I walked into a small conference room with about two...
  • Fans of Solar Don’t Want Sun Shining on Toxic Waste (panels contain)

    02/19/2016 3:03:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Rhino Times ^ | 2/18/16 | Mark Shiver
    Solar panels contain toxic, hazardous materials and there are no regulations in North Carolina on how to dispose of them. Also, there are no plans in place to deal with what could happen if a storm destroyed a solar facility. The Environmental Review Commission met last week and began a discussion about the toxic materials in solar panels, what to do with expired solar panels and what to do in the event of an accident or natural disaster involving a solar facility. Chaired by Sen. Trudy Wade (R-Guilford), the commission heard from Tom Reeder, NC Department of Environmental Quality assistant...
  • EXCLUSIVE– Disney Mom Who Trained Foreign Replacement Endorses Trump

    02/19/2016 5:04:09 PM PST · by Mozilla · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/19/16 | Julie Hahn
    “I’m doing this because I don’t like bullies,” Dena Moore says, explaining why she— as one of the American Disney workers who was laid off and forced to train her low-wage H-1B foreign replacement— is now launching a discrimination lawsuit against the corporation. “You can’t let a bully continue to be the bully. Someone had to say: ‘Slavery isn’t right, I think I’ll stand up against it.’ Someone had to say: ‘We shouldn’t [mistreat] our women. I think I’ll stand up.’ Someone had to stand up. That’s what I’m hoping that my work is doing. There’s a lot of people...
  • Paul Ryan Shows Startling Ignorance Of Disney [H-1B] Layoffs Story

    02/17/2016 12:00:34 PM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/17/2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    House Speaker Paul Ryan indicated Wednesday he thinks Disney's decision to fire American workers last year and force them to train their foreign replacementsis about offshoring.The story of the layoffs grabbed national attention and resulted in a federal investigation into businesses accused of using the H-1b visa program toimport foreign workers at the expense of equally qualified American workers. But Ryan indicated hethinks the story is about offshoring American jobs in an interview with talk radio host Laura Ingraham Wednesday. "Let's clean up our tax laws so Disney doesn't make moves like that," Ryan said when Ingraham brought up the...
  • Music on the campaign trail: How pop music explains the difference between Iowa and New Hampshire

    02/13/2016 4:45:46 PM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 2/13/2016 | Sasha Issenberg
    Anyone trying to understand why Donald Trump always has thought New Hampshire would be friendlier to him than Iowa should put aside the polls for a moment and focus on what each state's Republican voters are putting on their Spotify playlists. According to data for the week ending Feb. 1, Iowa Republicans can't stop listening to "This Is Amazing Grace" by Christian rocker Phil Wickham, which opens with the verse: "Who breaks the power of sin and darkness/Whose love is mighty and so much stronger/The King of Glory, the King above all kings." Republicans in New Hampshire, meanwhile, prefer "Idle...
  • Why the Biggest Star Wars Movie Ever Isn’t Enough to Boost Disney

    02/09/2016 4:42:01 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 27 replies
    time.com ^ | 2-9-2016 | Victor Luckerson
    Disney just posted the best quarterly earnings in the company's history. So why was its stock down more than 4% in after-hours trading? Four letters: ESPN. The Burbank, Calif. entertainment giant on Tuesday posted earnings of $1.63 per share, or $2.9 billion in total, for the quarter ending Jan. 2, beating analysts' expectations of $1.45 per share. The massive haul came in large part thanks to The Force Awakens, which has now grossed more than $2 billion globally, not to mention massive amounts of merchandising and licensing revenue. Disney's movie studio division made $1 billion in profit all by itself,...
  • Tech workers file lawsuits against Disney over H-1B visas

    01/26/2016 12:14:25 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 52 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 1/25/16 | Sandra Pedicini
    <p>The lawsuits were filed in federal court, in the Middle District of Florida, by Leo Perrero and Dena Moore, who were among 250 Disney tech workers laid off about a year ago. The lawsuits seek class-action status.</p> <p>Defendants include HCL Inc. and Cognizant Technologies.</p>
  • THE LORD'S COMPETITION IS OUR DESIRE[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/07/2016 10:47:55 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible,Holy Spirit, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 1-7-16 | Bible, Holy Spirit
    My competition is your desire to do my will for I am ready to oblige The Father actively moving through You in Spirit and in Truth , for these "ARE" The True Worshippers on fire with The ZEAL to follow after Me in greater ways than ever before ! John 14:12-13 Praying in Jesus’ Name 12 “I assure you: The one who believes in Me will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in My name, I will do it...
  • George Lucas Says He Sold ‘Star Wars’ to ‘White Slavers’

    12/30/2015 6:50:21 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 95 replies
    In an interview with Charlie Rose, George Lucas spoke about everything from his and Disney’s branching vision to the deal itself. Lucas, who has always been protective of his series and even refers to them as his “kids,” hasn’t been looking back well on the deal with Disney (via Collider). “I sold them to the white slavers that takes these things, and…,”
  • Six arrested in Anaheim stabbing melee that injured eight

    12/28/2015 10:38:52 AM PST · by Pelham · 48 replies
    OC Register ^ | Dec 27, 2015 | Fred Swegles
    Eight stabbing victims were hospitalized and six suspects were in custody Sunday following a predawn melee that police were investigating as gang-related. Officers responded to a 1:23 a.m. report of a stabbing incident on the 500 block of East Sycamore Street, Anaheim Police Sgt. Ben Starke said. Police found eight stab victims -- a group of males and females -- and obtained a description of a white Toyota Camry last seen escaping eastbound. As the call went out, one of the responding officers spotted the suspect vehicle and called for backup. Multiple units surrounded the car at Lincoln Avenue and...
  • Metal detectors stand in for real action on gun violence

    12/26/2015 10:08:35 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    lasvegassun.com ^ | 12/26/2015 | Mary Sanchez
    The Happiest Place on Earth can only remain so by bracing against the possibility of children being mowed down by assault weapons as they await a turn on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster. Walt Disney World, along with other major theme parks, just caved to the threat of a mass shooting. Visitors recently were greeted with newly installed metal detectors or handheld wands at the entrance gates. The theme parks have long patted bags, and security in the past has found visitors attempting to tote their guns along on their day of fun.
  • Just because Britain’s border security is a Mickey Mouse operation you can’t blame America

    12/24/2015 12:55:40 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/23/15 | Katie Hopkins
    for not letting this lot travel to Disneyland – I wouldn’t either Nothing to see here ladies and gents, nothing to see. Just a family of eleven, off to Disneyland. A lovely big British family, off to the place where magic happens and Mickey Mouse makes dreams comes true. They’d saved hard to get together the £9,000 for flights to make their family happy at Christmas. But were turned away at the gate by ruthless officials from USA Homeland Security who said they were no longer allowed to board. At least, that’s the story you’d be believing if you listened...
  • Disney Parks installing metal detectors, banning toy gun sales

    12/18/2015 4:35:53 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    Disney Parks have installed metal detectors and banned the sale of toy guns and costumes for anyone over the age of 14, as of Thursday. So much for my wife and I packing the Chip and Dale costumes for our big trip. E! News reports the measure will be taken "through the rest of the holiday season," but it isn't clear whether the changes would stay in effect afterward. A man was arrested last weekend for trying to bring a gun into Disney World, according to the Orlando Sentinel, which quoted a statement from Disney saying, "We continually review our
  • DISNEYLAND: Toy guns now prohibited at Anaheim theme parks (UPDATE)

    12/17/2015 8:20:53 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    pe.com ^ | 12-17-15 | Timothy Guy
    UPDATE: Various sites are reporting that Disneyland has begun installing metal detectors at the Anaheim parks as well. Universal Studios Hollywood will also install metal detectors, according to the Orange County Register. The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim made a few changes to its rules overnight Thursday, Dec. 17, according to fan site Dateline Disneyland. Two new rules were updated on the Disneyland park rules website: guests over the age of 14 will not be allowed to wear costumes and toy guns are now prohibited from the resort.
  • Man arrested for attempting to take a gun in the Magic Kingdom

    12/12/2015 10:16:19 PM PST · by Roos_Girl · 33 replies
    WFTV ^ | 12/12/15 | N/A
    Video report at link. Summary: Guy is a lawyer, had a concealed carry permit that had expired 10 years ago, park security noticed printing, when questioned guy tried running.
  • Disney is losing ESPN subscribers by the millions [Feel Good Story of the Day!]

    11/26/2015 8:14:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/26/15 | Barbara Kollmeyer
    .... Walt Disney Co. has revealed that it lost three million subscribers to its sports network ESPN within one year..... ....Based on that, the loss of 3 million subscribers in one year would be taking around $216 million away from Disney's coffers.....
  • Disney's Cable Channels See Steep Subscriber Losses

    11/26/2015 4:46:29 AM PST · by Nickname · 32 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/25/2015 | Paul Bond
    It was in August that Disney CEO Bob Iger warned that ESPN suffered "some subscriber losses," but a regulatory filing late Wednesday indicates a fairly hefty number: 7 million subscribers in two years. Disney disclosed that its most profitable TV asset has 92 million subscribers, down from 95 million a year ago and down from 99 million the year before that.
  • Ex-Disney Worker, Attorney Warn of ‘Knowledge Transfer’ to Foreign Guest Workers

    11/05/2015 12:14:57 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/05/2015 | by Caroline May
    Technology companies across the country are replacing American employees and “transferring” their knowledge to foreign guest workers, according to Sara Blackwell, an attorney for Disney employees replaced by foreign workers, and Leo Perrero, a former Disney employee. “Right now all of the technology jobs, 90 percent of them are being filtered to H-1B visa holders here and then off-shoring to other countries. Knowledge transfer is what we’re doing,” Blackwell said during an interview with SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily. Blackwell argued that technology is the future but that Americans are not the ones getting those coveted tech jobs. “Twenty-six percent right...
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us Calls Trump’s Immigration Stance ‘Absurd’

    10/30/2015 11:53:08 AM PDT · by dennisw · 44 replies
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s plan to deport millions of undocumented immigrants is nuts, says FWD.us, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s political advocacy group. The Facebook founder got name-checked in the CNBC Republican candidates debate Wednesday, as Trump grudgingly admitted calling Florida Sen. Marco Rubio “Mark Zuckerberg’s personal senator” for promoting expanded use of the H-1B employment visas used by Silicon Valley companies. Trump has argued H-1B visas displace Americans who otherwise might land high-paying tech jobs. He’s advocating restrictions in the program as part of an overhaul on immigration that includes deporting immigrants who lack legal status in the U.S....
  • Disney, the H-1B Visa Program and Some Insight Into Who Marco Rubio Really Is...

    10/28/2015 9:55:26 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 38 replies
    ABC News 7 WWSB ^ | October 26, 2015 | Rebecca Vargas
    This is a link to a newscast from ABC Channel 7, WWSB, in Sarasota, Florida. It contains an interview with two former Disney workers who were replaced by Indian nationals on H-1B visas - after they trained their replacements. What's especially telling is the commentary by the reporter, Rebeccca Vargas, at the end of the video in which she states that Marco Rubio "wants to expand the H-1B visa program."
  • LEFTWING MUPPETS ON VERGE OF CANCELLATION

    10/12/2015 10:28:16 AM PDT · by bkopto · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 12, 2015 | John Nolte
    Disney did the impossible: destroyed the Muppets. By making the Muppets edgy left-wing partisans who attack Fox News, come out as pro-abortion, and hurl sex jokes, the once-universally beloved franchise has been doomed. First, the leftwing Muppets failed at the box office, and now Kermit and Company are on the verge of having their new television show cancelled.
  • Old Yeller star Kevin Corcoran dies of cancer at 66

    10/07/2015 4:19:41 PM PDT · by Dacula · 73 replies
    AP ^ | October 7, 2015 | Lynn Elber
    Kevin Corcoran, who starred as a child actor in the classic movie "Old Yeller" and switched to behind-the-camera work as a producer on "The Shield" and other TV series, has died. He was 66.
  • Disney raises prices on Disney World and Disneyland annual passes [tr]

    10/05/2015 1:09:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    AP and UK Daily Mail ^ | October 5, 2015 | Staff
    Walt Disney World and Disneyland have revamped their annual and season pass systems, raising prices and making changes. Disney has increased prices, with the passes including new benefits, such as free parking for annual pass holders, according to reports. The two-resort Premier Pass that includes access to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland is now selling for $1,439, up $340 from $1,099, according to Theme Park Insider.
  • New Citizen Group Forms from Disney H1-B Scandal

    09/30/2015 10:24:22 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 24 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Sep 30th 2015 | Melanie Oubre
    After the New York Times published a story in June covering how Walt Disney World forced American employees to train their foreign-worker replacements, outrage surfaced across the country. A group of concerned citizens decided to do something about it by forming the organization Boycott Disney Now.Boycott Disney Now was founded by two activists who have been directly harmed by our countrys immigration policies. When Jack Oliver and Paul Arnold saw the story about Disneys H1-B abuse, they knew they could not stand by without a fight.The groups mission is simple, Protect American Jobs! They plan to do this by sending...
  • Boys can be princesses too! Disney removes gender-labeling on Halloween costumes ...

    09/19/2015 10:14:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 18, 2015 | Erica Tempesta
    Complete Headline: Boys can be princesses too! Disney removes gender-labeling on Halloween costumes to make its trick-or-treating attire for 'all kids' Disney has done away with gender-based labels on its Halloween costumes and is instead marketing its vast selection of looks as 'kids' - encouraging children to choose any trick-or-treating attire that appeals to them. The change comes just a month after Target announced that it would no longer be using gender-specific signs in its children's bedding and toy departments, acknowledging that both boys and girls can be interested in princesses and cars.
  • Disney Is Making a 'Mary Poppins' Sequel, Over 50 Years Later

    09/15/2015 1:09:00 PM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 14, 2015 | Justin Kroll
    As Disney continues to reboot old animated favorites into live-action features, the studio is now looking to team with its Into the Woods helmer for a new take on one of its classic musicals. Sources confirm to Variety that Disney is developing a new Mary Poppins musical with Rob Marshall set to direct.
  • Disney World discontinuing Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

    09/15/2015 7:06:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    News 13 ^ | September 11, 2015 | Mike Westfall
    Walt Disney World announced Friday the 2015 holiday season will be the last year for the long-running Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios. In a post on Disney Parks Blog on Friday, Disney cited upcoming construction for the theme park's new lands based on Toy Story and Star Wars.
  • U.S. Olympian's Secret Life As Las Vegas Escort (Possibly NSFW)

    12/20/2012 12:30:43 PM PST · by servo1969 · 61 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 12-20-2012 | TSG
    DECEMBER 20---A three-time U.S. Olympian whose illustrious running career has included a Nike TV commercial, a swimsuit calendar, and ongoing promotional work for Disney has spent the last year doubling as a $600-an-hour call girl, an astounding secret life that she now regretfully calls a huge mistake. Beginning last December, Suzy Favor Hamilton, 44, has worked with one of Las Vegass premier escort services, booking scores of dates in Sin City and other U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.While Favor Hamilton (seen at right) has used an alias, Kelly Lundy, when working as an escort, she inexplicably shared...
  • Displaced Disney Cast Member: How They Replaced Me, Other Americans, With Cheap Foreigners On H1B...

    09/07/2015 11:07:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 138 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/07/15
    <p>As a patriotic and proud citizen of the United States, I have a story to share that has not only impacted my family, hundreds of colleagues, but also current and future United States workers.</p> <p>As I watched the grim faced Disney Executive, it was obvious that bad news was going to be delivered. The dead silence was broken when the Disney Executive made a harsh announcement. All of you in this room will be losing your jobs in the next 90 days. Your last day of employment for this company will be January 30, 2015. Your jobs have been given over to a foreign workforce. In the meantime you will be training your replacements until your jobs are 100 percent transferred over to them and if you dont cooperate you will not receive any severance pay. Also, if we dont feel confident that we have captured everything that you do we can, at our discretion, keep you longer than the 90 days until we have captured everything that you do with this job. Dont discuss this meeting with anybody else in the company. Everybody in the room was appalled at the message. I was completely silent thinking how this was going to affect my coworkers and how I was going to break the news to my wife and children back at home as I was the only person in my home with a steady job. How would I pay for all the expenses that go along with a home, a wife, and children?</p>
  • Dean Jones, star of 'Love Bug' and other Disney films, dies at 84

    09/02/2015 5:28:09 PM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 09/02/2015 | Todd Leopold
    Dean Jones, the go-to Disney actor whose films included "The Love Bug," "The Million Dollar Duck," "That Darn Cat!" and "The Shaggy D.A.," died Tuesday, according to his publicist. Jones was 84. The cause of death was Parkinson's disease, according to publicist Richard Hoffman. Jones made his film debut in 1956's "Somebody Up There Likes Me," which starred Paul Newman as boxer Rocky Graziano. The next year he appeared in the Elvis Presley movie "Jailhouse Rock." He also starred on Broadway in such works as "There Was a Little Girl," with Jane Fonda, and the hit "Under the Yum-Yum Tree,"...
  • Disney Announces Plans to Build Star Wars-Themed Lands at Parks in Anaheim, Orlando

    08/15/2015 2:59:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    KTLA ^ | John A. Moreno
    At 14-acres each, the additions to the Disney parks in Anaheim and Orlando, Florida, represent our largest single-themed land expansion ever, said Iger, speaking before some 7,500 Star Wars fans at the biennial convention. He added that the new environments will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an (attraction) that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance. ... The company released artists renderings of the fictional planet, described as a remote trading port.
  • Two Nine-Year-Olds Magnificent Open Letter to Disney About Racial and Gender Stereotypes

    08/09/2015 10:15:31 AM PDT · by Defiant · 34 replies
    Brain Pickings ^ | August 9, 2015 | Maria Popova
    In the spring of 2015, a nine-year-old boy named Dexter went to Disneyland with his family and found himself deeply unsettled not by a scary ride or the unpleasantness of waiting in line, but by some of the most unsettling cultural issues of our time: racial and gender stereotypes. Disney, the worlds most prolific purveyor of pink plastic, has a long history of perpetuating gender stereotypes and feeding our unconscious biases, but what Dexter so astutely observed seemed like a particularly acute symptom of a larger cultural malady. .......... Dexter and Sybilla go to The Cathedral School of St....
  • A 'media meltdown'? Disney remark on TV viewing sends industry into tailspin

    08/07/2015 1:06:59 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 42 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/7/15 | Meg James
    It's been two days of harsh reckoning for the entertainment industry as long simmering concerns about declining pay-tv subscriptions boiled up in quarterly earnings reports, leading investors to dump shares of media stocks amid worries that a key Hollywood money pot is threatened. The massive sell-off one analyst called it "the media meltdown" came after Walt Disney Co. warned investors late Tuesday that profit from ESPN and other cable channels would not be as robust as initially thought because fewer consumers are subscribing to full pay-TV packages. The sell-off continued Thursday as Viacom disappointed Wall Street with weak...
  • Walt Disney's stock set to suffer biggest-ever price drop

    08/05/2015 11:17:21 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 61 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | Aug 5, 2015 | tomy kilgore
    Walt Disney Co.'s stock DIS, -8.73% is on track to suffer the biggest one-day price drop in its history,
  • Disney's Bambi was a U.S. Marine!

    08/03/2015 6:56:36 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/3/2015 | Danielle Breteau
    Donnie Dunagan became the youngest-ever US Marine Corps drill instructor in 1952 and consequently completed three tours in the Vietnam where he received, in his words, holes that god did not give me. What most people do not know is, among his three purple hearts and Bronze Star history, Dunagan is the famous voice of Bambi; the nasally little fawn on shaky legs that we all know, hold dear and often make reference to when referring to innocence on a grand scale. Dunagan held this secret closely during his tenure as a tough and seasoned drill sergeant, but has always...
  • Cecil the lion and some inconvenient truths for North Americans raised on a Disney diet 1

    08/02/2015 12:29:43 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 123 replies
    Calgary Sun ^ | 08/02/2015 | Ian Robinson
    Walt Disneys got a lot to answer for.I blame Bambi and all the anthropomorphic drivel that followed, like the Lion King.That unfortunate part of the culture, more than anything else, seems to inform the view of nature held by effete urbanites who rarely venture out of doors.So, let me weigh in on the Cecil the Lion controversy.It was just another animal and the outrage generated by its death is unreasoned, sentimental nonsense.People who claim to love animals more than people are emotionally damaged individuals incapable of weathering the difficulty required in a real relationship with something that can talk...